Academic journal article International Education Studies

Model of Learning Organizational Development of Primary School Network under the Office of Basic Education Commission

Academic journal article International Education Studies

Model of Learning Organizational Development of Primary School Network under the Office of Basic Education Commission

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were 1) to study the current state of and problems with the Learning Organization of the Primary School Network, 2) to develop a Learning Organization Model for the Primary School Network, and 3) to study the findings of analyses conducted using the developed Learning Organization Model to determine how to develop the Primary School Network. The research procedure, including the research development, consisted of 3 phases. A descriptive analysis was employed in which percentage, mean, and standard deviation data were used as statistical tools. The research findings revealed the following: 1) The current state of the Learning Organization of the Primary School Network and its associated problems were at moderate and high levels, respectively. 2) The Learning Organization Model for the Primary School involved personnel development of schools in the network that were motivated to engage in continuing development, which led to knowledge, knowledge accumulation, and knowledge formation through work experiences at the individual, team network, and network levels. 3) The implementation of the Learning Organizational Model led to the Primary School Network receiving higher scores on post-development tests compared with pre-development tests and provided satisfaction at the highest level.

In conclusion, the developed model demonstrated usefulness, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy, indicating that it is adequate for implementation in real situations. Furthermore, it was appropriate in the studied context and could be used to develop the Primary School Network into a Learning Network. The knowledge and skills developed during this process can be used to develop the Primary School Network more efficiently.

Keywords: learning organization, model, school network, quality, educational development, knowledge

1. Introduction

The Educational Institution was the most important organization in providing the Basic Education. In addition, The Education had to be organized for developing the persons to compete with the other countries. The persons needed to be developed in sufficient and appropriate knowledge, competency, and skill with technological progress. Since the new age of Education was required the changes in Learning Style. The students would become center of learning as well as construct their own Learning Model. Therefore, the administrators, teachers, community, and Thai People had to search for modern knowledge throughout the time. Consequently, the Basic School had to be adjusted into Learning Organization. (The Office of Basic Education Commission, 2011, p. 11) The Basic Schools received policy in adjusting people to be Learning Persons in order to construct the Learning Organization to be occurred.

For school implementation, the teachers as well as school administrators were the most important persons. Specifically, the teachers, because they had responsible for Knowledge Management directly. As a result, it was very necessary of these persons to develop their own potentiality to keep pace with the changes ad advancement of the world. In development, in addition to the teachers, the other related persons such as school administrators, school boards, parents, and community had to collaborate in developing the school to be congruent with the occurred changes in a systematic way. The adjustment had to be performed in every parts including one's attitude, value, and basic belief of members in order to determine framework of changes to be relevant to the structure, process, strategy, person's potentiality, organizational culture. Moreover, the alternatives and potential of organization had to be developed in order to improve the efficiency (Sangsook, 2005, p. 11).

The basic approach for developing the Learning Organization of Senge (1990, p. 55) who proposed that the Organization to be developed into Learning Organization consisted of 5 factors as follows: 1) Personal Mastery, 2) Mental Models, (3 Shared Vision, 4) Team Learning, and (5 Systems Thinking. …

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